Master of Public Policy

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

40 credits, including 19 credits in required core courses, 6 credits in tools courses, a minimum of 9 credits in a policy field, and 6 credits in elective courses.

Policy core
PPPA 6000Perspectives on Public Values
PPPA 6002Research Methods and Applied Statistics (taken for 3 credits)
PPPA 6007Microeconomics for Public Policy I
PPPA 6011Politics and Policy Analysis
PPPA 6013Econometrics for Policy Research I
PPPA 6014Microeconomics for Public Policy II
PPPA 6019MPP Capstone
PPPA 6008MPA/MPP Capstone *
Tools of analysis (two courses from the following):
PPPA 6005Public Budgeting, Revenue, and Expenditure Analysis
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6020Decision Modeling for Public Policy
PPPA 6085Special Topics in Public Policy
PPPA 8022Econometrics for Policy Research II
PPPA 8023Mixed Methods in Research Design
Field of study/electives
Students must complete a policy field of at least 9 credits. The remaining 6 credits required for the degree may be taken in that field or they may be used as electives to, e.g., include more tools courses or courses in other fields in their program of study.

*Students completing their degree program at the end of the fall semester take PPPA 6008 instead of PPPA 6019.

 The master of public policy is available in a dual degree program with the PhD in the field of political science and a joint degree program with the JD in the Law School.

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